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Thursday February 11th 2016

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Why Telling on Bullies Backfires

Why Telling on Bullies Backfires

Bullying becomes a bigger problem when adults triangulate BY IZZY KALMAN An important research study recently made the news. Sibling bullying has been going up in recent years. This follows on the heels of another important study that found that kids who attend schools that have anti-bullying programs are more likely to be bullied than [...]

The Lincoln Nebraska Flier Fiasco

The Lincoln Nebraska Flier Fiasco

The Buck Stops With Me BY IZZY KALMAN April 20. The past few days have been some of the most painful I have experienced in many years. A Lincoln, Nebraska elementary school ignited a media firestorm by innocently providing students with a flier listing a set of rules for “turning bullies into buddies” that enraged some parents. The story [...]

Why Schools Deny that Bullying Causes Suicide

Why Schools Deny that Bullying Causes Suicide

Kids say they commit suicide because of bullying. Why do their schools deny it? BY IZZY KALMAN Author's Transparency Declaration: I declare that I am part of the anti-bullying industry that I am criticizing. I have a financial interest in a company that offers products and services that may be related to the content of my writings. I [...]

Principle Number Two: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Principle Number Two: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Or - Practice What You Preach BY IZZY KALMAN You have probably heard the expression, Children learn from what we do, not from what we say. If they just did what we said, life would be terrific. We could simply tell them to be nice all the time, and then they will be nice. And we would be rid of bullying both at home and in school. Unfortunately, [...]

Anti-Bullying Laws are Hurting School Counselors

Anti-Bullying Laws are Hurting School Counselors

BY IZZY KALMAN Counselors are thrilled with anti-bullying laws until they face reality I have worked in schools since 1978, and I have always treated the school as a whole as my client. If we do things that are intended to help students but they hurt the school and its staff, they are going to end up hurting the students as well. Because the [...]

Sticks and Stones: A Failure of Investigative Journalism

Sticks and Stones: A Failure of Investigative Journalism

BY IZZY KALMAN "Love criticism. It will bring you to your highest level." — Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." – Ancient Wisdom Author's Transparency Declaration: I declare that I am part of the anti-bullying industry that I criticize. I have a financial interest in a company that [...]

Officer Christopher Dorner, All American

Officer Christopher Dorner, All American

BY IZZY KALMAN One of the most fascinating dramas of recent times is being played out as I write: the manhunt for former Los Angeles Police Officer Christopher Dorner, who has so far shot three people to death and has threatened to continue his reign of terror against the LAPD until his name is cleared. It is a story right out of a Hollywood [...]

Jesus Taught the Solution to Bullying

Jesus Taught the Solution to Bullying

Even most Christians don't realize they have already been given the solution. By Izzy Kalman I am writing this on December 24. Tonight almost a third of the world’s population will celebrate Christmas, the holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus. Christmas has become a gift-giving holiday. This article is my gift to the Christians of [...]

“Unlearning Liberty”: A Book That Must Be Read!—Izzy Kalman

“Unlearning Liberty”: A Book That Must Be Read!—Izzy Kalman

Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate BY IZZY KALMAN When I say that Unlearning Liberty is the most important book you can read, I am not engaging in hyperbole. And don’t just take my word for it. It has been enthusiastically endorsed by some of our leading thinkers, such as Steven Pinker and Nat Hentoff. The [...]

Wisdom: The Free, Eternal Solution to Bullying

Wisdom: The Free, Eternal Solution to Bullying

Horrific suicides continue because we are not teaching children wisdom. BY IZZY KALMAN Hardly a week goes by before we learn of another tragic case of a child committing suicide because he/she couldn’t tolerate being bullied. And the public’s response is always the same: we need to pass tougher anti-bullying laws. Haven’t we noticed [...]

Bullying Complaints Quadruple in New Jersey

Bullying Complaints Quadruple in New Jersey

Is New Jersey's model anti-bullying law making the problem worse? BY IZZY KALMAN I have been warning for years that anti-bullying laws are a Catch-22––that they will cause an increase in the problem they are trying to solve. (See article) New Jersey, which has proudly passed the most intensive anti-bullying law in the country, just [...]

A Moment of Silence: A Simple Way to Improve Schools and Society

A Moment of Silence: A Simple Way to Improve Schools and Society

Rabbi Avraham Frank: "On his own time and expense, he'd been promoting a school program called A Moment of Silence." BY IZZY KALMAN The simplest solutions are also the best I am a lover of simple solutions. While we tend to think that solutions are difficult, this is usually wrong. It is problems that are difficult. When we have problems, we [...]

Actions Speak Louder than Words or Practice What You Preach

Actions Speak Louder than Words or Practice What You Preach

Izzy Kalman BY IZZY KALMAN Ten Principles for Moral Discipline, Part 2 You have probably heard the expression, Children learn from what we do, not from what we say. If they just did what we said, life would be terrific. We could simply tell them to be nice all the time, and then they will be nice. And we would be rid of bullying both at [...]

NYT: All Med Schools Should Adopt Failing Anti-Bullying Policies

NYT: All Med Schools Should Adopt Failing Anti-Bullying Policies

BY IZZY KALMAN It may not be perfect, but the New York Times is the model of what a newspaper should be. The writers are smart and adhere to a high level of journalistic integrity. Nevertheless, it misunderstands the issue of bullyingjust like the rest of society. As a result, it recommended that all medical schools adopt policies [...]

South Park Exposes Hypocrisy of Anti-Bully Industry

South Park Exposes Hypocrisy of Anti-Bully Industry

BY IZZY KALMAN Trey Parker and Matt Stone understand bullying better than the experts My all-time favorite TV show is South Park. While it looks like a kids’ show, it is strictly for adults. I love a show that can make me laugh without the help of a laugh track. And it’s chock-full of wisdom as well. In the desire to have psychology be as [...]

Antibullyism, Independence Day, and the Demise of Freedom of Speech

Antibullyism, Independence Day, and the Demise of Freedom of Speech

BY IZZY KALMAN Giving up our liberty for the false promise of safety from bullies One week ago, I celebrated Independence Day by watching the awe-inspiring Macy’s fireworks display in New York City. My celebration was bittersweet. While enjoying the eye-popping spectacle, I was mourning the loss of the liberty our nation was supposedly [...]

Principle Number One: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

Principle Number One: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

BY IZZY KALMAN This is the first installment in a series called "Ten Principals for Moral Discipline" The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions. I absolutely love this maxim. Whoever came up with it is an incredible genius. It helps explain most of the problems in the world. Very few people have bad intentions. But most of the [...]

Ten Principles for Moral Discipline: Introduction

Ten Principles for Moral Discipline: Introduction

We'll never raise moral children by disciplining them immorally By Izzy Kalman The world is on a massive crusade to get rid of bullying in school, and this crusade is failing. Physical attacks in general are down because it is relatively easy for schools to target such overt aggressive behavior. However, less overt forms of bullying, such as [...]

The First Step to Ending the Bullying Crisis

The First Step to Ending the Bullying Crisis

BY IZZY KALMAN An Open Letter to Social Scientists Regarding: The First Step to Ending the Bullying Crisis My Dear Fellow Social Scientists: We are dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering and cherish scientific integrity as the essential means for achieving it. The modern world is experiencing a crisis over bullying. Despite [...]

The Speech President Obama Should Make About Bullying

The Speech President Obama Should Make About Bullying

BY IZZY KALMAN This is what the President should tell us about bullying. Our President is facing a barrage of pressure to make our society, and especially our schools, free from bullying. Major anti-bullying organizations have been disseminating a petition to Obama urging him to make the bullying stop. Lady Gaga has met with the White [...]

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